In a controversial post, Lisa Rinna posted an image of herself as an M&M, writing in the caption, “the biggest bully in Hollywood” – a reference to Kathy Hilton’s famous line from the season 12 reunion trailer of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Several of Lisa’s friends showed support for the star, liking or commenting on the post, despite the backlash Lisa received for exposing Kathy’s alleged meltdown in Aspen. Many fans believe Lisa brought up the incident (which purportedly occurred in private) to stir up drama for the show.
One of the post’s comments – to many fans’ dismay – came from host Andy Cohen.
Though his motives are unclear, the producer deleted it after receiving over 100 replies from displeased fans, some of whom want Lisa fired.
Castmate Erika Jayne commented on Lisa’s post as well, leaving a thinking face emoji (seemingly questioning Kathy’s ‘biggest bully in Hollywood’ diss).
“You fight with everybody. What you did to my sister [Kim Richards], and you drove Lisa Vanderpump off the show? I mean, the list can go on and on,” said Kathy in the reunion trailer, via Heavy. “You are the biggest bully in Hollywood, and everyone knows it.”
“Love this!” wrote actress Carmen Electra after Lisa’s post.
“You are yummy,” commented Sharon Stone.
According to Lisa’s story, Kathy threatened to take down both the network and her sister Kyle Richards. Recently, Andy discussed how he was told about the incident.
A co-host on his RadioAndy show asked if he believed Lisa was exaggerating.
“Well, I wasn’t there to see it so I can’t say. But I will say I know that Lisa was really shaken up about it. I spoke to Lisa…” said the 54-year-old.
“This happened about two days before I got my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he went on. “Rinna was one of the people that kind of inducted me, along with Garcelle [Beauvais] and John Mayer. And she and I spoke, and she was like, ‘It was really ugly.’”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 reunion begins airing Wednesday, October 12, at 8/7c on Bravo.